first off never had a video card go bad on me outta the 6 Ive owned this is a first so bare with me a bit here
this is one of the only games i this happens in although when i was playing the rift beta i would have certain mobs that wouldn't get render and i would just see a name in mid air. found it kinda strange so i ordered a new video card.
but i want to use this one in a friends build guess ill see if i can get it replaced
the little white dots im gonna assume are artifacts